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UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Migration and Social Protection

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AUTHOR Rachel Sabates-Wheeler and Myrtha Waite
ORGANIZATION Institute of Development Studies
TYPE Working Paper
DATE 2003
TOPIC Migration

While social protection as an agenda for reducing vulnerability and risk of low-income households with regard to basic consumption and services has become an important part of development discourse at both national and international levels, there is little literature linking migration to social protection frameworks or policies. The social protection agenda is an evolving one, typically focusing on vulnerable and poor groups, differentiated according to age, health status and their relationship to the formal urban labour market. This paper attempts to locate migration within a social protection framework both theoretically and empirically. 

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